It seems to me that the start of a new school year is a terrific time to make resolutions. One reason is you get the opportunity to revisit the ones you made January that you never got around to doing. (Good intentions not really counting and all.)
Seriously, the start of a new school year is actually a perfect time to reflect on progress of your current year, take stock and still feel like you've got time to accomplish some things. I've heard that if you write something down, chances are it makes it easier to become a reality than if you just think it- so here's my thoughts in writing regarding my new school year resolutions.
1. I will be organized. I will not wait until the last minute to prepare lunches, wash uniforms, fill out forms, etc. I will not accumulate huge piles of paper that I just never get to until July. (True story.)
2. I will urge my children in a thoughtful, kind manner to stay on top of all assignments instead of waiting until the last minute. (pay special attention to my thoughtful and kind manner.)
3. I will put myself on a schedule for regular work outs now that the rest of the family is back on schedule. (when that time slot opens- I will inform you of my progress.)
4. I will follow my own mantras-that being-
A. karma is a boomerang- what you give out you get back. (otherwise known as God don't like ugly.)
B. When people show you their true colors, believe them. (also known as the fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me disorder.)
C. Finally, it's okay to say NO. (without feeling guilty or feeling the need to give a full color explanation.)
I feel good about these resolutions- they should be quite doable....the possibilities are quite endless. I love new beginnings, especially without any old baggage. I'll keep you posted.